Obituaries for May 13, 2013

By Observer Upload May 13, 2013 12:31 pm
Davis, Davis, Hillock


Earl Davis

La Grande

Earl Davis, 90, La Grande, died Saturday at a local care facility. A full obituary will be published later. Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory will be handling the arrangements.


Earnest Earl Davis

La Grande

Earnest Earl Davis, 87, of La Grande, died at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise on Thursday. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 


Ida Josephine Hillock



Ida Josephine Hillock, 78, of Enterprise died Feb. 22 at OHSU in Portland.

Her family would like to invite all of her friends and family to join them in a Celebration of Life potluck honoring Ida from noon to
3 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall in Enterprise. 

She was born to Mervin and Grace (Broyles) Donleavy on Sept. 14, 1934, in San Jose, Calif. She married John B. Hillock on Sept. 6, 1953.

Ida enjoyed being with her family and friends, and she loved spoiling her dogs. She enjoyed going to church and appreciated her church family. Many children of Wallowa County grew up knowing her as “Grandma Ida.”

She held many jobs while living in Enterprise for 43 years. She was a babysitter, baker, caterer and the bookkeeper for Enterprise Electric.

At one point, she was known as the pie lady in Enterprise and Joseph, making many types of pies not only at home but for restaurants too. Ida always had her camera with her, snapping photos at every event she attended.

Ida enjoyed cooking, baking, crafting, sewing and reading. 

She was an avid collector of cookbooks, always trying new recipes. She was Homemaker of the Year at the Wallowa County Fair more than once, and held the position of the county fair’s open class superintendent of baked goods for many, many years.

She belonged to the Wallowa County Handcrafters Guild, and was very proud to be a charter member of The High Wallowas Red Hat Society, where she was serving as their first Queen Mother.

Ida is survived by her husband of 59 years, John; son and daughter-in-law, John and Gail Hillock; daughter and son-in-law, Grace and Doug Sandlin, five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wallowa County Fair Board in her memory toward the new digital reader board fund, which is set up at Sterling Bank, or to the Enterprise Education Foundation to help keep the arts and music programs alive at the Enterprise schools.